Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. ♪ >> debates are better. >> eliot: that was more fun to watch. the voter i.d. law stalls in pennsylvania. that's next on "viewpoint." economy on barack obama is kinda like blaming your hangover on the guy making breakfast. i like mitt romney but i'm sorry. they guy has flipped more than a crack house mattress. this campaign has become so toxic, beverly hills housewives are now injecting it into their foreheads. (vo) so current gave him a weekly show. >> i love romney's debate style, but i tell you, if i could be that stiff for 90 minutes, i'd ... (vo) we probably won't regret it. >> eliot: it was supposed to be the thing that would help mitt romney win the state of pennsylvania. don't take my word for it. here's pennsylvania state house republican leader mike turzai in june. >> voter i.d. which will allow governor romney to win the state of pennsylvania, done. >> eliot: actually, not quite done. on tuesday, a pennsylvania judge ruled that state officials cannot enforce this controversial new law in next month's presidential election.
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
of the book, quote, by demanding that roberts kill our entire health care law, the four conservative justices prompted them to look for some kind of middle ground. roberts felt obligated to protect the institutional interests of the court, not just his own philosophical agenda. now, doing that, he uncost merrily went against the conservatives, members of the court. >> he certainly did and count me among those who are shocked and predicted wrongly. justice sees himself as the chief justice, as the embodiment of the court and after citizens united, after bush v. gore to do it a third time in a relatively short period of time would have damaged the court and romney found that middle ground under the taxing power of congress and he upheld the law but don't think that john roberts has suddenly. >> a mentor of mine said, be when he said that, he did not find it, they had the right to deal with interstate commerce. >> right. >> but that they could deal with tax law, most of the civil rights legislation was built around interstate commerce. >> it sure was. >> that is not a good sign for some of the s
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to vote. in the real world it is a consequence of what people believe the law is in pennsylvania. before the ruling this week, when the law stated that you did need an id to vote. here is what votespa.com told voters. here is what the splash page website greets voters as of earlier this week. that small print after the judge's ruling, after it became clear that you do not need to have an id to vote in pennsylvania, you are welcome at the polling place, here is how they changed the website, you ready? look at that difference. oh yes, there it is. a change in the small print. but the impression is pretty much the same. if you don't have a driver's license don't show up. this is going on in other states. states where they were not able to change the law. where there is still an effort to make people think they need an id to vote. in idaho, here is what the state is distributing. bring your id and vote. you hear about things like this every election year. it is another thing for it to be your state. your state using your tax dollars to miss inform you about your rights. so you decided to cal
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. ♪ and leaves carpets fresh. there are laws so, explain this.? how can something get bigger.. and smaller? there's more of it.. and less of it? well, i guess the laws of physics are more like.. general guidelines. >>> reenergized mitt romney capitalizing on his strong debate showing while president obama is suddenly on the defensive. how quickly things can change. what happens next? joining me is democratic strategist and cnn contributor, maria cardona and crystal wright, editor of conservative black chick.com. welcome. >> thank you, piers. >> good to be with you. >> there you are, coaching away with mitt romney and boom, he does the debate of his life. i know you weren't coaching him for this one but you're looking quite happy the way things have progressed on the debate level. >> well, governor romney has gotten better -- he's definitely better since the 2007-08 cycle and across these primary debates, this cycle. he's gotten increasingly better and last night i think he had the best debate performance he has had so far. >> maria, if you are a democrat right now, you're pretty worried, aren't y
Oct 5, 2012 10:00am PDT
on mitt romney over immediate care are d not work. and romney's attacks on the 2010 health law may be effective. megyn: anything can happen. anything can happen. but the point is, so many people i talked about mitt romney having a momentum problem and he took some hits from that 47% tape and otherwise. and the debate really seems to have helped him at least the short-term glance would suggest that, chris. >> reporter: it's true. and i should point out i read doug's book and it's a lot of fun. you should check it out. megyn: i know that true. i wouldn't recommend it if i didn't believe tonight. it's riveting reading. a ton of fun. thanks, chris. >> reporter: you bet. megyn: the other big story is a big jobs report that is bringing with it some good news and bad news and then of course some confusion. the economy added 114,000 jobs last month. that's short of where hiring should be. it should be 160,000, 170,000 a month. but the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. while that official rate went down there are still some 23 million americans who remain either unemployed or under employed.
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am PDT
as obama's it's already what's mandated by law, which is again reassuring the rest of the conservative base, the guys we still got you. >> you make the right point. i cannot imagine that mitt romney -- mitt romney is going to get up in front of the big crowds of conservative base supporters and say remember the debate, how great i did, i guarantee he won't repeat a policy idea from that debate in front of those crowds. they are not going to cheer for the newly moderate mitt positions. he can be eraser man all he wants and scrub away -- >> if he moves up in the polls i think they will cheer. >> i think they care -- if it gets him percentage points in the polls i think he will. >> there are debates coming up. he can't skate by on talking points in front of rallies of his own supporters, he's going to get pressed on this stomach presumablybly in the next tw debates and will have to enunciate some details of what he does embrace in terms of obama care. >> compassion or conservative won two elections in this country, severely conservative was tanking in this election. so this was move they had t
Oct 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
rights group saying it violates a federal law of removing voters 90 days from a letter. it was compiled using a homeland security citizenship database that originally contained more than 2,000 names but had hundreds of inaccuracies. the florida secretary of state praised the ruling but groups on posing the purge say it could prevent legitimate votes from being cast. there's one more jobs report left before the election. how could it rock the presidential race? zachary will crunch numbers for you. check out our "news nation" tumblr page. you'll find behind the scene pictures. in honor of the funky meters being nominated to the rock 'n roll hall of fame, here's my producer's song she picked for this friday he. ♪ [ male announcer ] one in six. that's how many struggle with hunger in america. ♪ but what if there was a simple way to feed those in need? now, there is. shop walmart for select brands' low prices through october 12th and you help secure meals for local families. go to walmart.com/hunger and learn more about how you can join the fight. because hunger is a big problem and it n
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
lawsuits pending that could negate some of the new laws that are intended to require photo ids for voters? >> first observation is, in terms of the case in maryland, that was one misguided example. never should have happened. the race was not that close. it was a huge mistake by that individual and he paid for it with a time in prison. in terms of your concerns about voter i.d., and having to show id, i live in virginia and just got my voter card. they allow any kind of thing, a utility bill, or anything like that. it is a lot easier to vote then to get on an airplane. if you are worried about fraud, i think that these are reasonable requirements. >> in terms of polling, to the extent that both firms can, we try to pull a registered voter list. registered voters who have presumably -- i mean, we try to sample who have not only registered -- people who have not only registered but voted in the last election. >> in a lot of states, they have to have a photo id. how do you account for that? >> our callers asked you to show them your folder id -- your photo i.d. >> not a lot that you can do.
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
. the current law doesn't do very much explicitly about health care costs. eventually somebody will have to reduce the volume of services or reduce the price of services. >> so what are you telling investors, buy hospital stocks, don't buy hospital stocks, by the good ones? how do the insurance companies fair? >> insurance companies win almost no matter what happens. so that's fine. >> there's medicaid advantage. >> right, medicaid, medicare. >> is there a head k medicaid advantage? >> medicaid hmos lose it if obamacare gets repealed because they're going to expand medicaid, as well. >> expand it greatly. and it's not block grants. a federal expansion. so what's your favorite stocks? >> my favorite stocks are the ones that are not that impacted by federal policy. united health, intuitive surgical. genetic analysis companies do well. but not completely unrelated to reform. and you can always go outside the u.s., too, if you want. so i guess you're not moving to france if about obama wins. >> alec baldwin didn't move, i'm not moving. we say things when we're upset and then we don't really
Oct 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
enough that he could pay my way through college. >> i did the same thing for law school right through the stock market, was able to pay back everybody. >> if the president's re-elected, what are the chances that the american business community will think anew about him and be happy that he's re-elected and happy about -- and have confidence that he knows how to be a good pro-business? >> the answer would be because he goes to congress and comes up with a deal. if he comes up with a deal so we have some certainty about what our taxes are going to be and that there won't be massive layoffs from the federal government, he will be hailed as a hero because that's what people talk about, will it be oil or gas or clothing, apparel, retail. these retail executives say we are not getting the sales we'd like because everybody is worried about getting laid off because of this fiscal cliff. it's in the mindset. the president solved it, bingo. >> you just said the word. if i boil down the past four years of economic hardship why we're stalled from every businessperson i talk to at every level, fro